November 27, 2004
Hamill Slams Prequel Trilogy
Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars
movies, says he doesn't like the new Star Wars movies. "To
me, they are just too serious. So orderly and almost religious.
Like The Ten Commandments," he told TV Movie magazine.
Hamill says the new movies don't have the same fun
as the originals. "Having robots fight about who is
responsible for a mess they are in sometimes felt like doing Stan
and Ollie," he said.
Hamill believes his Star Wars character will
always be associated with him. "Luke Skywalker will always
and forever be a part of me," he said. "I bet that in
the eulogy at my funeral, the first thing they'll mention will be
November 27, 2004
latest Homing Beacon has arrived and today we get to talk about
Padmé hiding and her outfits. She is a visible leader in the
troubled times facing the Galactic Republic, but now privacy and
protection are foremost on Padmé Amidala's mind. How do you hide
your most vulnerable secret, while still being an outspoken member
of the Galactic Senate? Costume Designer Trisha Biggar had to meld
Padmé's history of attention-getting wardrobe with the
character's need for secrecy in Episode III. The first costume
seen in the film is indicative of the challenges faced.
"Padmé ended up with 12 costumes this time,"
recounts Biggar. "We initially thought she'd have fewer than
that, but as always, it worked out that there were more."
Padmé first appears in Episode III on Coruscant, awaiting the
return of her secret husband whom she has not seen in months.
"The first time we see her, it's sort of a mysterious scene
where she's hiding behind pillars, waiting for Anakin to finish
talking to Bail Organa," describes Biggar. "I wanted to
use a dark color that would allow her to be in the shadows, but as
soon as she stepped into the light, the light could catch the
A combination of velvet fabrics provided the contrasting
interplay of light and darkness. "I used navy blue panne
velvet, which is velvet with a flat pile so it has a shine on
it," she describes. When the lights catch the fabric, areas
of the pile catch the light, providing large areas of highlight.
"I lined that with a devore velvet, where the pattern has
been burned out of it, and you get the color of the lining of the
velvet. You end up with two very different shades."
Further concealing Padmé is the shape of the costume. "I
wanted to her to be swathed in this velvet cloak. If we saw her
full length before that moment, we wouldn't know she was
pregnant," says Biggar. "But it's very easy for her to
move the drape of the cloak, and then we would see the shape of
her pregnancy through the dress if she wanted to reveal it."
November 25, 2004
Thanksgiving from Galactic Voyage
we would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We hope that
you will be able to spend some down time with the people that are
important in your life. Enjoy the food and relaxation! Next stop,
November 24, 2004
have updated the Video Games
section, the Comics section, and
the Episode III News
section. The first two sections were severely behind on the latest
news, but I have gotten things up to speed. At least now you won't
have to go into the archives for these categories. With my degree
only a few weeks away, I am hoping to be able to dedicate more
time to the site and return it to it's old glory. For all of you
that have submitted things in the past few months, I will be
working hard to get your items posted. I really appreciate
everyone's submissions and thank you for your patience.
November 23, 2004
II Goes Gold
Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 has gone gold. The Xbox
game will be in stores on December 6th. KOTOR 2: The Sith Lords
picks up five years after the events of the original KOTOR
and features a new storyline, new characters, new classes, new
locations and plenty of other good stuff.
The Sith Lords also includes improvements
to the core game and engine, including larger, more immersive
levels and environment effects. Click
here to visit the official KOTOR 2 website, which looks very
November 23, 2004
& Droids DVD Releases
now get to journey back through time and space with C-3PO, R2-D2
and the adorable and resourceful Ewoks as they set out on
adventures of their own in three new DVD double features.
Available on DVD for the first time ever, each DVD includes two
feature-length titles, which include The Haunted Village, Tales
from the Endor Woods, Caravan of Courage, The Battle for Endor,
The Pirates and the Prince, and Treasure of the Hidden Planet.
The Ewoks and Driods animated features recount the
adventures of these enduringly popular Star Wars characters before
they appeared in the classic feature films. Caravan of Courage
received an international theatrical release and was subsequently
broadcast on U.S. television in 1984, followed by its sequel, The
Battle for Endor, which aired in 1985.
The DVD set includes:
Star Wars Animated Adventures: Ewoks -- Two
animated Ewok features recount the years before the Battle of
Endor. Here Wicket is a young Ewok struggling to achieve maturity
in his community. This leads to a series of adventures with his
friends: Princess Kneessa heir to the chieftain, Latara the
aspiring musician and Teebo the animal empath. Together, they help
the adults protect the village from their enemies like Morag the
Tulga Witch and their rival species, the Duloks.
Star Wars Animated Adventures: Droids --
Two animated Droid features recount the adventures of C-3PO and
R2-D2 before they met Luke Skywalker as they serve various masters
over the years. As it turns out, their lives were no less hectic
as they became involved in battles against gangsters, pirates and
Star Wars Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage
and The Battle for Endor -- Two live-action features document
the Towani family's adventures with the Ewoks. The Towani family
is stranded on Endor after their shuttlecraft crashes on the
forest moon. Separated after the crash, the children, Mace and
Cindel, must gain the support and trust of the Ewoks in order to
rescue their parents who have been captured by a giant monster,
Gorax. The Ewoks and Towani children go on an adventure to rescue
the captured family members. Upon return to the Ewok village, an
army of foreign invaders attacks them. Cindel and an Ewok, Wicket,
escape into the forest where they meet Teek and Noa, who like
Cindel, also crashed with his Starcruiser on Endor. Together they
must defeat the marauders.
"There has been considerable interest in
these titles from the core fan base for some time, so we've packed
these DVDs with two features each to offer even more than they
ever hoped for," says Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing
and Distribution for Lucasfilm Ltd. "We're excited to bring
these productions to DVD and introduce them to a new audience of
young fans." Be sure to head over to StarWarsShop
and pick up your DVDs today!
November 22, 2004
Wars Lego Video Game
has some interesting information about Legos. Ever since the
re-launch of Star Wars merchandise in the late 90's Lego has been
at the front of innovation and creativity. Now they take the next
step, Star Wars Lego Video Game. What is it? How do you play the
game? What characters can you play? Be sure to click
here for more information. Special thanks goes to Eddie for